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Dental fillings restore decayed and damaged teeth. They are a recommended treatment for fractured enamel, teeth worn down by grinding, and similar dental complications. If you experience symptoms like the following, you may need one or more fillings:

  • Toothaches
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and beverages
  • Pain when chewing or biting down

A thorough dental examination, accompanied by X-rays, will allow your dentist to determine if you need a filling. If the result is affirmative, it is important to have any cavities filled immediately, as they can lead to infection and dental abscesses.

Common filling materials include:

  • Composite resins: These fillings are chemically bonded to your teeth and matched to your tooth colour, creating a natural appearance
  • RMGI (Resin Modified Glass Ionomer): These tooth-coloured fillings are recommended for the elderly and children because application is both quick and comfortable
  • Gold: Gold fillings are gentle on the gums and can last over 20 years
  • Porcelain: Porcelain fillings are natural in appearance, stain-resistant, and usually cover most of the tooth
  • Amalgam: Durable and affordable, amalgam fillings consist of blended materials that are wear-resistant

Your dentist will recommend a filling type based on the nature and extent of the tooth problem. Other factors taken into account include:

  • Cavity location
  • Biting force at the site
  • Your budget and preferences

Let the expert dental team at Quality Dental Care provide the filling treatment that matches your needs and budget. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.